Reproductive and Gynecologic Health
Emerson Wellness Center has long supported the rights of our students to make their own decisions about their bodies. We continue to support our students in their decision making by providing health services, guidance, and local resources available to them. We strive to deliver compassionate healthcare to students as they explore their options.
- Menstrual concerns
- Missed, irregular, or heavy periods; premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
- Pelvic pain or painful intercourse
- Abnormal vaginal discharge [yeast, bacterial vaginosis (BV)]
- STI screening and treatment
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Pregnancy testing
- Preventive care and cervical cancer screening [PAP Smear]
- Screening for endocrine and other hormonal abnormalities
- Referrals for birth control implants and IUD placement or other OBGYN needs
- Birth control options and prescriptions
- An initial in-person appointment to establish care is required.
- Our providers can start students on birth control pills, offer birth control refills, and birth control education.
- Take the birth control quiz!
Emergency contraception (ECP) can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work.
Sexual Health Vending Machine: "My Way" $10 cash/$10.10 credit available 24/7 Little Building Mailroom 80 Boylston Street
Need a prescription? Call Health Services 617-824-8666 or book an appointment with us online.
There are multiple options available:
- Plan B or My Way: Works better if taken within 3 days after sexual intercourse. Studied in people up to 160 pounds.
- Ella: Works better if taken within 5 days after sexual intercourse. Studied in people up to 200 pounds. Prescription required.
- IUD (intrauterine device): Works best if inserted within 5 days after sexual intercourse. Effective for people regardless of their weight. Office visit required: Gynecologist, Planned Parenthood, Fenway Health. Same day visits available.
- Take emergency contraception or IUD insertion after unprotected sex as soon as possible. The chance of becoming pregnant decreases the sooner you take action.
Emergency Contraception can be taken:
- If you are not already using a form of birth control
- You were forced to have sex against your will
- You forgot to use a condom, the condom broke, or you’re not sure if a condom was used
Local Reproductive Health Resources
Health Services-researched centers offering reproductive healthcare in the Greater Boston Area:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Family Planning Services
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02118
Massachusetts General Hospital, Complex Family Planning Program
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114